Fall is right around the corner and temperatures around the Northwest are getting cooler. With cooler months on the horizon, it’s the ideal time to get your system tuned up. This preventative maintenance is an important part of keeping your system running well. Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to fall HVAC maintenance.

#1: Clean or replace your air filter.
Summer months are full of pollen, dust, and other debris that can build up in the air filters of your system. Be sure to clean out your filters by rinsing them with soapy water, then letting them air dry. Or, if you have filters that need replacement, be sure you get those replaced every one or two months.

#2: Check around your exterior unit.
Grass clippings, tree branches, leaves, and other dirt can easily accumulate around the outside of your HVAC unit. Be sure everything is cleared around the outside of the unit. If you have landscaping nearby, trim anything that has grown over during the summer. All of these can be potential hazards that can obstruct the flow of the system’s motor and coils.

#3: Schedule your professional preventative maintenance appointment.
While it’s important to stay on top of your maintenance list as a homeowner, professional tune-ups are a key part of keeping your system working well. Just like you schedule a yearly checkup with your doctor, HVAC maintenance can add years of efficient cooling, heating, and good indoor air quality. If you ignore this important step, you could risk a costly breakdown or a system malfunction, right when you need it most.

Fall is a busy time at Specialty Heating and Cooling, so be sure to call right away to get your Fall HVAC system tune-up on the books. We have served Oregon businesses and homes with quality and reliable heating and cooling products and services since 1985. Our reputation for superior customer service speaks for itself, so call us today! We look forward to helping keep you comfortable this autumn!